Cypress Hill are a HipHop group known for, among other things, lead rapper B-Real's high nasal voice; being one of the first majorly successful Latin American rap groups; pioneering the fusion of [[RapRock rock and rap]]; and the amount of lyrics they've produced devoted to promoting the consumption and legalization of marijuana. Also notable for cartoonishly over-the-top depictions of urban deprivation and violence, with no attempt to morally justify the actions in their songs.
* Sen Dog
* DJ Muggs
* Eric Bobo
[[Music/FearFactory Christian Olde Wolbers and Dino Cazares]] and [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Brad Wilk]] have also performed live instrumentation for the band's RapMetal material.
* 1991: ''Cypress Hill''
* 1993: ''Black Sunday''
* 1995: ''Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom''
* 1998: ''Cypress Hill IV''
* 2000: ''Skull & Bones''
* 2001: ''Stoned Raiders''
* 2004: ''Till Death Do Us Part''
* 2010: ''Rise Up''
!!This band contains examples of:
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Seems to be the overall feeling about police in their songs - if they're not goofing off, they're either harassing people or criminals themselves. "Pigs" covers all three instances.
* BrokenRecord: Most of their choruses.
* EverybodyMustGetStoned: "Hits from the Bong," "I Wanna Get High," etc.
* GangstaRap: The Type 3 variety. A lot of their material that isn't about marijuana is about shooting people, trying to avoid getting shot, and/or dodging the police or retaliating against them.
-->''Off the top of my head, Boom Biddy Bye Bye, "Down on the floor and you don't ask why//Put a glock to your dome and you start to cry"''
* OfficerOHara: Referenced in songs from their first two albums with "Captain/Officer O'Malley".
* PersonaNonGrata: Are banned from ever performing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after trashing their dressing room and smoking marijuana onstage (their only appearance was on the season 19 episode hosted by Shannon Doherty).
* RapRock: Generally considered to have pioneered this thanks to their crossover with rock fanbases since the beginning of their career. Albums like ''Skull and Bones'' and ''Stoned Raiders'' showcased both Rap Rock and RapMetal, with instrumentation provided by members of Music/FearFactory and Music/RageAgainstTheMachine.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Insane in the Membrane" isn't the song's name. It's "Insane in the Brain". It doesn't help that the band themselves used the wrong name during their appearance on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* RockstarSong: "Rock Superstar".
* SawedOffShotgun: Mentioned in "Hand on the Pump".
** At thirty seconds toward the end of the song "How I Could Just Kill A Man", someone is heard saying, "All I wanted was a Pepsi", a line from the Suicidal Tendencies song "Institutionalized".
** One of the choruses of "Hole in the Head" has B-Real change the lyrics to "Franchise/ScoobyDoo, Scooby Doo, y'all!".
* TheStoner: The entire band.